Illinois Department of Public Health Fines Two Area Nursing Homes
Two western Illinois nursing homes have been fined by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
In its third quarter report, IDPH officials report that Timber Point Healthcare Center in Camp Point and Heritage Health in Mount Sterling were each fined $2,200 for violations of the Nursing Home Care Act.
The report states that Timber Point was fined after a resident was mistakenly given medication intended for another resident last April, resulting in low blood sugar levels, seizures and prolonged hospitalization.
Heritage Health was cited after a resident received a large skin tear last July while being transferred from a bed to a chair with a mechanical lift.
The resident reportedly was prone to skin tears, and protective sleeves for the resident could not be found.